Dan Guthrie

Freelance Creative

↓ scroll down to see some of the stuff I’ve done ↓

Gold on Film

I’ve been involved in the preselection stages of the upcoming 2019 edition of the Gold on Film festival, which showcases and celebrates the moving image output of Goldsmiths’ staff, students and alumni. 

LSFF Young Programmer

I joined the LSFF team ahead of the sixteenth edition of their brilliant short film festival, assisting the team with various admin tasks such as organising handouts and writing blogposts in the run up to the programme launch, as well as looking at how best to target young people interested in short form content. During the festival, the team with running events, as well as taking part in competition juries, introducing programmes and hosting post-screening discussions with filmmakers. 

Check out my picks from the 2019 programme here

[smiths] Food and Drink

I’m a part of the [smiths] editorial team and my remit is covering topics loosely related to food and/or drink for Goldsmiths’ student magazine. My role involves searching out pieces for publication, writing features and editing submissions. At the moment, we’re hard at work putting the final touches on our latest issue which is due for release in February. 

Read the latest article here

The Covers Show

Every Wednesday (barring studio malfunctions) I present The Covers Show on Wired Radio, where I search the internet for the best and worst interpretations of classic songs. Previous featured songs include House of the Rising Sun, Common People and Unfinished Sympathy. 

Listen to the latest show here

Three Young Men on a Bench

An experimental microshort made on a shoestring budget that examines rural black masculinity through the abstract recreation of an old family photograph. Directed by me and featuring the narration of my uncle, who took the photograph that inspired by the film.

Watch it here


I also wrote a personal essay for MANDEM about the making of, and the meanings, behind Three Young Men on a Bench. It communicates my thoughts that may not be easily interpreted due to the abstract nature of the film.

Read it here


An instagram page of scanned in 35mm photos that serves as a digital archive of my mothers’ family growing up as first generation immigrants in seventies Gloucestershire.

View it here

The Queer Bible

I wrote a personal essay for The Queer Bible about how Arca’s fearless self expression through their audio and visual outputs has helped me to realise my own identity. 

Read it here


Occasionally I wrote articles for online youth moving-image magazine SYNC.SW on process of filmmaking told from a humorous perspective, on topics such as how to make and market shorts.

Read the latest article here

Seven Stages

My debut short film that explores the theatrics of modern masculinity through the synthesis of a drag king, a working men’s club and a Shakespearean monologue. The film was made as a part of the Arts Council England funded First Acts scheme alongside Bristol-based production company Calling the Shots and premiered as a part of Playback Festival 2018 at the ICA. It’s now currently touring as a part of the Random Acts South West Showcase, and has had screenings at Encounters Festival and the Exeter Phoenix. 

Watch it here

Playback Festival 2018

Ahead of Playback Festival 2018, I produced and hosted a one-off radio show for Resonance 104.4 FM, which featured a series of conversations with young creatives from across England about their filmmaking experiences.

Listen to it here

Good on Paper

I wrote features for Stroud arts listings magazine Good on Paper about local events and artists from across the five valleys.

Read the latest article here

INK Issue 5

The fifth issue of Marling School’s annual creative publication, which I edited and contributed several articles to.

Read it here


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